School Rules: New for the 2023 Broadway San Diego Awards


The Jimmy Awards Category

For all high schools producing a full musical. Adjudicators will be sent to each production.

The National High School Musical Theatre Awards® has reviewed the professional standards for identifying the definition of an Approved Musical and a Qualifying Role in an Approved Musical for the purposes of the program. These standards serve as a guide to create a minimum standard and criteria for what defines a Qualifying Role in the category of Best Actor / Actress in an amateur production of an Approved Musical.

Here is the full list of qualifying shows and roles: (

Musicals will need to be adjudicated by April 30, 2023. If your musical is after this deadline, please email Carlos Martinez at

The entry fee for this category is $250 per production. Scholarships are available.


The All-Star Chorus Category

For all high schools NOT producing a musical, up to 4 students can be nominated for the All-Star Chorus. Students will have the opportunity to perform on stage at the Broadway San Diego Awards. The auditions phase for this category will be virtual, with video submissions and this category is not eligible to be entered into The Jimmy Awards. There is no entry fee for this category.

Each student nominated for the all-star chorus must submit two (2) songs from the qualifying list here (subject to change).

The nominee’s first song/video audition should showcase the strongest aspects of your talents and will be what you’re officially judged on. The second song is for additional consideration and may be used for final judging. Both songs should have a track of piano (a helpful website with free piano accompaniment tracks can be found here).


  • Each solo song must be no more than two (2) minutes and thirty (30) seconds in length.
  • Video files should be no more than 300MB.

Teachers/Educators must communicate to the students they are being nominated for our All-Star Chorus and if chosen as a nominee to participate in the 2023 BSDA ceremony, students must be able to participate in-person, in the full show on May 28th at the Balboa Theatre.

All video submissions will be reviewed and adjudicated by a panel of qualified judges selected by Broadway San Diego.

Eligibility Requirements for Best Actors and Best Actress for the Jimmy Awards Category

Student applicants for Best Actors/Actresses must be enrolled in grades 9-12 in a San Diego public or private high school participating in the BSDA. Student applicants must be nominated by their school and theatre educator they are representing. To compete in the Best Actor or Best Actress category, a student must be in an approved musical and a qualifying role. A comprehensive list of eligible roles can be found at

Student applicants for The Jimmy Awards Category and the All-Star Chorus must agree to possible video recording, televised opportunities, photos, press interviews, and print advertising in conjunction with the BSDA. Students must be willing and available to participate in potential virtual events with the BSDA. If chosen as Best Actress or Best Actor, students must be conflict free and available for all days during the Jimmy Awards week, tentatively scheduled to lead up to the competition on June 26, 2023. A list of qualifying roles for Best Actor and Best Actress can be found here (subject to change).

For the complete Rules and Regulations for the The Jimmy Awards® please click here.